Robert Morris University
Educational BackgroundPh.D., Computational Physics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2001Master of Science, Engineering Physics, Sheffield Hallam University, 1998
Professional Background2001 - 2004. Post Doctoral Research Associate, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Pittsburgh.2004 - 2007. Post Doctoral Research Associate, Chemistry Department, Durham University (UK).2007 - 2009. Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Case Western Reserve University.
Area of Expertise/ResearchMy research involves using computers to solve complex physical problems. I write computer programs which mimic real experimental and natural systems. These computer simulations not only allow us to see what might happen if we make changes to a system, but also reveals insights that might otherwise be experimentally unobservable. For example, my simulations of polymer nanoparticles allow us to view drug diffusion from within a structure ten thousand times smaller than the thickness of a human hair - something which would be experimentally impractical.
PublicationsFor a list of my publications go to https://sites.google.com/a/rmu.edu/dr-buxton/researchand my textbook is athttp://www.amazon.com/Alternative-Energy-Technologies-Introduction-Simulations/dp/1482217031
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